I have an Ameritron RCS-8V which has been in service for almost 20 years.
Shortly after I purchased it new, I started having intermittant problems
similar to yours, especially in cold weather. This was the case until I
discovered the relay arms were touching the inside of the plastic cover and
would only partially actuate. The cure was to place a couple of flat
washers between the plastic case the and the chassis in all four corners,
increasing the clearance between the case and the relays. It has operated
flawlessly ever since.
I would try operating the switch with the cover off to see how the relays
73 de Bill
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